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Reinventing Library Research Support Services at Griffith University

Reinventing Library Research Support Services at Griffith University
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Author(s): Belinda Weaver (Griffith University, Australia) and Joanna Richardson (Griffith University, Australia)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 23
Source title: Cases on Research Support Services in Academic Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Viviana Fernández-Marcial (University of A Coruña, Spain) and Llarina González-Solar (University of A Coruña, Spain & General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Belgium)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4546-1.ch012


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Griffith University provides advice and services to researchers around research grants, ethics and integrity, research performance, and publications and outputs. A broad-based researcher education and development program helps inform and upskill researchers and research students. From 2019, Griffith University Library has developed new services to support data-driven, data-intensive research and assist researchers through the entire research lifecycle. This chapter describes the staffing structure and the ideas underpinning a new service catalogue based around key areas, such as data management, open scholarship, and data wrangling. Methods to achieve this included a collaboratively developed knowledge base, the development of new workshops, mapping of research environments and referral pathways, and developing support for researchers for whom there is no established tool for the kinds of research they want to do. A push to establish the library as a vital and valued partner in research projects was a key driver for change.

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